13. Beatrix Potter
This is the most beautiful book I own. What a lovely idea to put together Beatrix Potter's words with facsimiles of diary entries, letters, cards, and drawings.
We read of the inspiration for Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
and then see Miss Potter's drawing
This is a most wonderful book, and I highly recommend buying it for your own collection. It begins in 1882 when Beatrix began her diary, and it goes right through to her time in the Lake District when she marries William Heelis in 1913. Each page is full of images that relate to each other. When she says, 'At last I have a success to report. I decided that I should make a grand effort in the way of Christmas cards,' we see those cards. When she writes of Mr. Warne's nieces, we see their photograph. And it looks like a real scrapbook, being 11 1/2 by 10 inches in size. It is most appealing to the eye, and informative about the author. It is simply a treasure. I first heard of this book from Heidi and then I read about it on Janice's blog.
This is my third book for the You've Got Mail Reading Challenge.
More about Beatrix Potter at Letters from a Hill Farm here.